Digital divide exacerbates US inequality

The majority of families in some of the US’s poorest cities do not have a broadband connection, according to a Financial Times analysis of official data that shows how the “digital divide” is exacerbating inequality in the world’s biggest economy.

US cities that have become synonymous with urban decay, such as Detroit and Flint in Michigan and Macon in Georgia, have household broadband subscription rates of less than 50 per cent, according to the US Census Bureau data. The median household income in all three is less than $25,000 a year.

Read more: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/b75d095a-5d76-11e4-9753-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=traffic/social_promo/Broadband_US_oct/facebook_US_competitors/essence/auddev&utm_source=facebook_US_competitors&utm_medium=social_promo&utm_term=Broadband_US_oct&utm_campaign=essence#axzz3HjNVsPpH

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